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Ramirez R4 Classical Guitar

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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  • Solid Red Cedar Top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
  • Fustero Tuning Machines
  • Lacquer finish
  • Includes Humicase Protégé
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Product Description

The R4 is the top of the line for the R series with solid Indian rosewood sides and back, the highest-grade quarter-sawn cedar top, an ebony fingerboard, and Spanish cedar neck. It has a very robust tone, excellent volume and clarity. This guitar projects well in a medium-sized hall. José Ramírez guitars have been played by virtually all the great guitarists of the 20th and 21st centuries from George Harrison to Sting, from Andres Segovia to Chet Atkins. The unmistakable sound has been, and continues to be, the top choice for guitarists of all genres and styles of music. This guitar comes in a HumiCase Protege humidified protective case.

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Item Weight 10 pounds
Product Dimensions 46 x 8 x 18 inches
Shipping Weight 18.6 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
ASIN B0041OT5RU
Item model number R4
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4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #315,910 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#1,516 in Musical Instruments > Guitars > Classical & Nylon-String Guitars
#8,744 in Musical Instruments > Guitars > Acoustic Guitars
Date first available at Amazon.com August 9, 2010

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By William N. Gross on June 29, 2012
The Ramirez R4 definitely provides that "Spanish" tone that a lot of guitarists look for; dry with a crisp edge. But on a scale of one to ten, I would give it a 6.5. You get a good amount of the Ramirez tone (for reference listen to Andres Segovia, Göran Söllscher and Leona Boyd among others) but to get it all, the cathedral-like resonance, the deep basses, you would have to go for the 1A.
Some salient points:
1. It is EASY to play, even with high tension strings
2. Its not so precious that you can't lug it anywhere
3. It responds to exactly how it is being played. If your technique is good, you will hear it!
4. Yet it is forgiving. If you are still developing your technique, it doesn't penalize you and will even compensate somewhat.

The R4 has:
Solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, NOT laminated
Solid cedar top
Ebony fretboard
Nice tuners-nothing fancy (stamped metal, not engraved) but they hold their tune.

The level of craftsmanship is quite high. If you look inside, hardly any glue is visible; all pieces are well sanded and the fitting of the bracing joints is remarkably snug. Same outside good level of detail to the finish. The grain of the woods is not as tight as what you would see in a pricier model, but its very good.

More expensive guitars will have a much more complex and I would say gratifying sound but can also amplify any mistakes in technique since they are SO responsive, so keep this in mind when shopping.
The Ramirez R4 strikes a good balance between responsiveness and forgiveness. You'll sound good, and if you are Pepe Romero, you are going to sound GREAT! But the sound is not as full across the spectrum.
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Very high quality guitar that more than compensates for the lack of fame that more expensive guitars command. I would buy this guitar 10 times over again.
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